Many thanks to Keisha over at Cinema Cities for nominating me for a Liebster Award! I am honored and will do my best to follow the rules, although I’m going to follow Keisha’s lead and not write 11 things about myself. (I don’t have 11 interesting things to say about myself, anyway.)
Answer the 11 questions given to you
Write 11 things about yourself
Nominate up to 11 bloggers and give them 11 questions
Nominated Blogs (apologies if you’ve already been nominated):
The Blonde at the Film
Cracked Rear Viewer
Diary of a Movie Maniac
Mike’s Take on the Movies
Vic’s Movie Den
My 11 questions:
We’re halfway through March but this post just scratches the surface. Much more to come!
The second installment of our library series The Great Movies screened last night with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964). We had another great turnout for this Cold War comedy classic.
Picking up where Part I left off, leading off with the films I saw at Noir City 14 in San Francisco:
Everything I watched before I attended Noir City 14, which I’ll discuss next time:
The Severna Park Voice published a nice article today about our Great Movies series at the Severna Park Library. I had previously posted here about our first event, a showing of Casablanca, which was both well attended and well received. Thanks to Dylan Roche for helping us spread the word about classic movies and their relevance today.
You never know how library programs are going to turn out, especially new ones. While we were getting the meeting room ready for our showing of Casablanca, my co-worker Julia and I were talking about how many people might show up. I told her I’d be delighted if we had 10 people.
I’m very excited about a film series we’re starting at the Severna Park Library tonight. My co-worker Julia and I will be hosting the first in a series of monthly screenings of classic films called The Great Movies, starting with one of the greatest and most popular classics of all, Casablanca (1942).
After reading Kristina’s post over at Speakeasy, I’m considering joining other bloggers in the Blind Spot Series 2016, a pledge to watch and blog about one classic film each month, 12 movies I have not previously seen. Participating would probably help structure my movie-watching, which is always a much-needed goal, so I’ll probably do it.
Now which films to pick?
Although this will only affect people in my little corner of Maryland, I wanted everyone – especially lovers of classic movies – to know about it. The Severna Park Library, part of the Anne Arundel County Public Library system, will begin a new series in January called The Great Movies. Each first Thursday, my co-worker Julia and I will introduce a film, talking briefly about why the movie is a classic, the impact it had upon its initial release, and why it is relevant now. After the film, we’ll have time for questions and answers. Although neither of us are film experts, we both are passionate about movies, especially classics.
Our first film will be Casablanca (1942) on Thursday, January 7 at 6:30pm. On February 4 we’ll show Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Future titles will be announced soon.
You can learn more from our video and on our website. If you’re in the area, we hope you can join us!